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nugent by this one comment. in fact, greg abbott, people thought were going to be hurt by the comments has opened up a wider lead, an 11-point lead over wendy davis. i think the democrats went a little bit too hard to try to destroy greg abbott because of his relationship with ted cruz or i should say with ted nugent. it may be backfiring on them today. >> that's an incredible thing if it's true. that you would actually see the poll numbers go up on the basis of that. >> yeah, i think they overplayed it. i do. i think people in texas that know ted nugent and know what to expect from him and take him with a grain of salt saw them try to destroy greg abbott many believe is a good man and think they maybe overplayed their hand. >> that's an interesting question about how they're playing their hand, paul, because there wasn't just the mongrel comment in the comment that ted nugent originally made. he also used the word chimpanzee in a way that seemed to refer pretty clearly to the president. i wanted to play that exchange to you for your reaction because you're part of it, paul. >> i calle
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. the x1 entertainment operating system. only from xfinity. >>> we don't have to question greg abbott's courage because he invited me here today. he understands that god gave us all individual rights and that we wrote them down in the constitution of the bill of rights. i have a feeling there's some undercover agents here somewhere. we welcome you, too, because we love sharing the truth with those that don't get it. >> that is how voting season in texas began this year. with the man who once referred to president obama as a, "subhuman mongrel" campaigning alongside the front-runner for the republican nomination for governor in that state. today was election day in texas. and as hard as this might be to believe, ted nugent's cameo was one of the least nutty parts of the lone star state's primary season. despite causing a minor controversy in appearing alongside america's rockingest political control, greg abbott appears set to sail to an easy primary victory. also looking to catch an easy win today, two-term republican senator john cornyn who seemed for a sliver of a moment like he jus
's attorney general greg abbott, same ideology, same deal. he's the man who wants to replace rick perry in the state house. joining us now is kenji yoshina. thank you for being leer. >> it's great to be here. >> i want to talk to you about what happened in arizona, let me ask you first about what happened today with this district court ruling in texas. to be clear, there's the supreme court. and there's the circuit court and the district court. this is the third level down from the supreme court. how important is this ruling beyond just the question of texas couples and whether or not it may result in their marriages. >> i think very important. usually think of the district court being lowest on the tote empole so they can get overruled. one thing trial courts are given deference on are facts. what this judge did was synced himself to other courts from kansas to california and whatever. gay parents are just as good as straight parents. he cited other district court cases. he's creating a web or a net that it's going to be very hard for an appellate court or supreme court to supersede. >
couldn't be achieved at the ballot box. his attorney general, greg abbott, who is running for governor, said this, the u.s. supreme court has ruled over and over again that states have the authority to define and regulate marriage, but folks, the supreme court is likely to have no choice but to deal with this issue, probably now before the 2016 election. just think about that, in 2015, 2016, what happens when they finally deal with this. just too many federal cases now around the country. i'm joined by former arizona congressman jim colby. he came out in 1996 to become the second openly gay republican to serve in congress. of course, he represented part of the state of arizona. congressman, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, chuck. >> i just want to get your initial reaction to governor brewer's decision. >> well, it was the right decision. i'm certainly pleased that she did it. i felt all along that when she weighed all the issues that she would do exactly what she did. she's right. it's not necessary. it doesn't -- it harms the reputation of the state of arizona, and it would
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